This photograph was taken as part of a series depicting life in the heavily bombed Elephant and Castle district of London during the Second World War commissioned by the Picture Post magazine.
A Ghost Strayed from Old Greece by Bert Hardy, 1948
Reproduced by kind permission of Getty Images © Bert Hardy/Getty Images
- Gelatin silver print
- 24.8 x 16.1 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,600 ( Total: £1,600)
- Acquired in:
- James Hyman Fine Art Ltd
The complete caption read 'A Ghost Strayed from Old Greece: Corinthian pillars in a Hogarthian slum. In the burnt out Metropolitan Tabernacle, Victorian preacher Spurgeon raised his warning voice on Thursdays and Sundays.'
Family of A L Lloyd ('Picture Post' journalist); James Hyman Fine Art Ltd.
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